Desert Essence Soft Curls Hair Cream - Anyone try it?

Desert Essence Coconut Condish is one of my very few on ground favorites. Today I came across the Soft Curls Hair Cream and Coconut Hair Defrizzer. Any thoughts on these? I've searched for a review, but didn't find anything. I purchased them and plan to try them soon. Here are the ingredients for the cream and defrizzer if anyone is interested:

Soft Curls Hair Cream:
Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol (Coconut Oil), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Avena Strigosa Seed Extract (Black Oat), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin (Plant), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Agave Rigida (Sisal) Extract, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Opuntia Vulgaris Extract (Nopal Cactus), Yucca Schidigera Root Extract (Yucca Cactus), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract (Comfrey), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Yucca Schidigera Leaf/Root/ Stem Extract (Yucca Cactus), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lecithin (Soybeans), Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Hydroxide

Coconut Hair Defrizzer & Heat Protectant
Ingredients (INCI): Water (Aqua), Glycerin (Plant), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Agave Rigida (Sisal) Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Opuntia Vulgaris Extract (Nopal Cactus), Yucca Schidigera Leaf/Root/Stem Extract (Yucca Cactus), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Decyl Glucoside (Coconut), Cetrimonium Chloride (Coconut Oil), Diglycerin, Polyquaternium-11, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Propanediol, Citric Acid, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprylate, Sodium Phytate, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Potassium Sorbate
3B, fine, low/normal porosity
CG - July 2009
CO/RO/Trt.-Suave, BCB, Tigi OH & MM, EO, CJRehab, SG, DF & CF, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Darcy's, K-Pak, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin, JCWDT, CurlQ
LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
Too many others to list!

Last edited by angel29ish; 04-14-2012 at 09:46 AM.
I also love that condish and I use it as a leave in. I've never heard of these products but I'd love to try them! Where did you buy them?
3b, fine texture, low to normal porosity
Low Poos:
MOP C Hydrating, JC HCC, Ion Swimmer's Poo
Condish: GVP Balm, Kenra, Tigi Oatmeal/Honey, DE Coconut
Leave-In: BWC, Abba Gentle, KBB Nectar, GFTN
Stylers: CJ AF/CIAB, SS CEJ/FHG, QCCC, Komaza Puddings, EW SAJ or Alba Soft Curl w/KKSS, Kenra, Homemade FSG, AOMM, CK/QB HTSG

Save $5 off your first order at http://www.iherb.com. Use discount code: SOF540.
I found these at a local Health Food Store (in Canada). I was looking at the Desert Essence site and see they have another new product called Coconut Shine & Refine Hair Lotion. Here are the ingredients for it:
Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol (Coconut Oil), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Glycerin (Plant), Avena Strigosa Seed Extract (Black Oat), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Agave Rigida (Sisal) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Yucca Schidigera Root Extract (Yucca Cactus), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract (Comfrey), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lecithin (Soybeans), Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Citric Acid
3B, fine, low/normal porosity
CG - July 2009
CO/RO/Trt.-Suave, BCB, Tigi OH & MM, EO, CJRehab, SG, DF & CF, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Darcy's, K-Pak, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin, JCWDT, CurlQ
LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
Too many others to list!
I have had all three of these new DE products in a cart at HealthSuperstore for about three weeks but life has been a bit crazy and I haven't pulled the trigger to purchase yet. I need more products like I need a hole in my head but I always have interest in finding stuff that really works. I am very interested in what you think of the two you have, angel29ish!
Planning on trying it at some point I've been using the Coconut Conditioner for years.
After I've given these products a good try, I'll post a review. I tried the Soft Curl Cream today and liked it, but I like to try things a few times before I decide whether they are keepers. Here's a pic from today(hope this works-1st time with my iPhone)
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3B, fine, low/normal porosity
CG - July 2009
CO/RO/Trt.-Suave, BCB, Tigi OH & MM, EO, CJRehab, SG, DF & CF, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Darcy's, K-Pak, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin, JCWDT, CurlQ
LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
Too many others to list!
Wow, great curl definition! I hope this keeps working for you, looking forward to your review.
Formerly Urbancurl.
Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
Limit oils, butters, glycerin.
I tried this yesterday on top of the Desert Essence Shea Butter Conditioner which I use as a leave in. It gave me great curl definition and bounce. However my curl felt a little dry and it made my hair very thick - hard to get my fingers through. I'll use it again but may try it with a different leave in. I have 3a hair.
I have finally tried all 3 of these products in low to high dews. I really like all 3 products in any dew. These are in my rotation of products so I don't use them more that 1 day in a row. I love anything coconut and these products are very nicely scented.
Like some of you I have been using the condish as a leave in. The Soft Curl Cream and Hair lotion work much the same, but have a little more hold so it gives my curls a nice lift for volume. You do not need to use a leave in with the cream or lotion. They are both moisturizing enough so paired with a leave in may be too heavy. Both have protein so if you are sensitive you may experience that protein dry straw like feel (curlyAimee, this may be what you experienced). Both the cream and lotion give my curls nice definition, softness and bounce. I like extra hold so I always top things off with a BRHG gel/serum combo.
The Defrizzer is in a spray bottle so it may be a good 2nd day refresher for some. I very rarely do 2nd day hair so I use this spray for a protein boost. I like to spray it into my curls right in the shower with soaking wet hair after I've rinsed out my co-wash of the day. I don't use a rinse out if I do this as I find the spray is enough.
My usual routine with these products is: use Defrizzer spray in the shower, use a dime sized amount of either the Curl Cream or Hair Lotion raked and scrunched into curls, add water to Super Soak, blot out moisture with CLU towel and finally scrunch in a mix of BRHG/CJ Curl Queen or BRHG/Curls Gel-les-c.
If anyone else has used the products, I'd like to hear how you use them.
3B, fine, low/normal porosity
CG - July 2009
CO/RO/Trt.-Suave, BCB, Tigi OH & MM, EO, CJRehab, SG, DF & CF, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Darcy's, K-Pak, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin, JCWDT, CurlQ
LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
Too many others to list!

Last edited by angel29ish; 06-24-2012 at 11:53 AM.
Tried it and didn't like it. It must have been too heavy for me, but it left my hair greasy and a bit hard? It may have been the coconut oil...that's a hit or miss for me. Maybe it was the cactus extract or soy, my hair hates soy protien...not sure, I just know I didn't like it.
3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
NoP: As I Am CC
RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


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